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WISE PERSPECTIVES
Ways of looking at things which broaden our understanding

What Philosophy Ought To Be by Nicholas Maxwell. “The proper task of philosophy is to keep alive awareness of what our most fundamental, important, urgent problems are, what our best attempts are at solving them and, if possible, what needs to be done to improve these attempts.”

“In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution in Thought and Life” by Nicolas Maxwell. Modern science began as natural philosophy. In the time of Newton, what we call science and philosophy today – the disparate endeavours – formed one mutually interacting, integrated endeavour of natural philosophy: to improve our knowledge and understanding of the universe, and to improve our understanding of ourselves as a part of it. But in the 18th and 19th centuries philosophy and science split apart. It is time to re-unite them.

Principles to Live By In this short essay John A. van Huizum makes the case that three truths, or elements of "common sense philosophy," together create a foundation for wise living.

Overview of Perspectives — some wise perspectives or "wise ways of seeing" with comments by Copthorne Macdonald.

The System Perspective

A Brief Introduction to the System Perspective by Copthorne Macdonald includes information about two important books that deal with systems and the system perspective.

A Review of Cliff Havener's book MEANING by Copthorne Macdonald. Learn more about this highly illuminating book that focuses on the life-cycle of societal systems.

Internet Resources Related to Systems. This is a list of links to Internet sites involved with systems — some with systems per se, others with socio-cultural systems.

Systems Thinking. Papers and links related to systems thinking.

The Evolutionary Perspective

The Great Story. "The 14 billion year epic of Cosmos, life, and humanity told as a sacred story, glorifying all."